DIY- Mini cacti pots

There are babies everywhere in my garden right now, cacti that is. One early morning while I was out watering my garden and making sure the wild birds and bees had food and water I noticed there were all kinds of baby cacti everywhere. I thought how cute it would be to decorate some tiny…

“ Summer is coming” -hiking an Arizona desert

“Fear cuts deeper than swords” Arya Stark Just a little laugh there for all you Game of Thrones fans. The series is over but the real world around us isn’t. In my world right now we are all dealing with Summer prepping. Actually summer is already here but the really hot months haven’t hit Phoenix…

Sunshine flowers in an Arizona desert.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Winnie the Pooh Before the sun heats up everything and all the flowers disappear, I have been taking my camera out while hiking to capture some of these beautiful flowers for you all. Sometimes I will nickname the little flowers I come across…

Dollar day do over-teacup planter

Came across this set while out junking with my aunt in Mesa Arizona. I love the shops out in Mesa. They have a lot of really nice vintage items in their shops out there. Not sure if this vintage or not but I thought it would be a nice little planter for some of my…

Busy bees

The other morning while out doing my early morning swim I noticed my favorite cactus by the pool had two new flowers on it. I love these flowers because they are so huge. They only last one night, then they slowly drop away and off then leave a fruit behind. The birds love the fruit…

Breakfast in the garden-

Because our garden is one of our favorite places to hang out, we decided to have a breakfast out there one Sunday morning before the place outside becomes an oven. We definitely have plenty of eggs now, because all the chickens are laying now. My husband is in egg heaven, he is getting anywhere from…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

Dollar day do over- upcycled birdhouse.

Time for another one of my junk store remakes. I found this wooden birdhouse on one of my shopping trips on dollar day. Dollar day is usually Thursday at the second hand shop I shop at. There are certain colors of tags that are only $1. When I saw this little house, I knew exactly…

House plants for toxins in your home.

  Who doesn’t love plants? I mean show me a person that hates the green things and I will have to leave from their presence because that is a big clue they will not get along with me. My kids nick name for me is an artist hippy and if you have ever seen the…

Some Arizona sunshine for those Winter time blues.

Getting sick sucks and the thing I hate most about getting sick during the holidays is the resting period. You know, where you can’t do anything because you feel awful, so you just sit and read…cough…sit and watch TV…cough…then sleep and cough at the same time. Misery that’s what it is. And moms always get…